Thanks for supporting youth entrepreneurship!
8 Local Businesses
Over 200 people attended our inaugural the event showing their support to the next generation of business leaders. Even though it was the first day of our Spring Break families, local business leaders, mentors and facilitators choose to spend Friday and Saturday differently in a creative and energized environment. The winning team received both the jury and people's choice award, represented in $140 per student and the Second place winners received $60 per student.
Most important than the money (which was augmented by audience donations), all the participating teams received mentorship and advise from a wide range of business leaders and were exposed to what it takes to start a business using the proven CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial curriculum.
This event allowed to open wide the door to the startup community in Huntsville for our youth and to help them make connections locally and across borders.
Thanks for your support!
A Unique Formula
The students are divided into teams and assigned both a facilitator and a mentor. Each team is presented with a problem or issue a local organization is facing (the “reverse pitch”) and work together to devise a practical solution.
Using the CO.STARTERS Canvas and framework, the teams and facilitators work through the night and into the following day developing workable strategies to address the challenges they are assigned.
Teams have three minutes each to pitch their ideas to the audience and a panel of judges.
The team with the best pitch and solution will receive a prize, announced after the keynote address.